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Yemen vowed on Monday not to become a new refuge for Al-Qaeda like Afghanistan as the jihadists' franchise in the impoverished Arabian peninsula republic urged new attacks against Western targets.
"Yemen is a land of peace and security, and will never be a refuge for these terrorist murderers and drug traffickers," the defence ministry newspaper quoted a senior security official as saying.
I am glad that this is being said, but what needs to be considered is any of this being said in good faith? Meaning, what is said in public can be, and often is very different from what is being said behind closed doors. I am sure everyone will have a different opinon on the topic so please feel free to post what ever you like on it.